Nov. 21 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 493 new positive results with 120 in Manchester; 1 death reported

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CONCORD, NH – On November 21, 2020, DHHS announced 493 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.2%. Today’s results include 339 people who tested positive by PCR test and 154 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,174 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are fifty-two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (105), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (82), Merrimack (37), Strafford (27), Belknap (22), Cheshire (16), Grafton (11), Carroll (6), Sullivan (6), and Coos (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (120) and Nashua (43). The county of residence is being determined for fifteen new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19.

  • 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 116 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 17,281 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 829 (5%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated November 21, 2020, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below) 17,281
Recovered 12,599 (73%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 508 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 4,174
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 829 (5%)
Current Hospitalizations 116
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below) 400,533
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below) 32,858
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL N/A
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below) 1,890
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 6,575

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not listed in the above table.** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

 

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories 907 959 388 684 778 1,028 1,231 854
LabCorp 1,063 1,388 746 654 3,055 1,537 712 1,308
Quest Diagnostics 1,150 2,000 2,390 1,785 1,592 2,403 1,735 1,865
Mako Medical 44 1 18 23 129 42 19 39
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 576 253 282 655 1,045 659 3 496
Other NH Hospital Laboratory 303 250 389 496 537 632 332 420
Other Laboratory* 2,247 463 1,292 1,943 2,819 1,194 2,446 1,772
University of New Hampshire** 3,106 15 4,060 3,906 2,860 3,579 2,290 2,831
Total 9,396 5,329 9,565 10,146 12,815 11,074 8,768 9,585
Antibody Laboratory Tests
11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 Daily Average
LabCorp 8 0 0 16 14 8 0 7
Quest Diagnostics 20 6 10 19 43 34 13 21
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 0 0 4 5 6 7 0 3
Other Laboratory* 3 0 10 7 4 10 8 6
Total 31 6 24 47 67 59 21 36